Ontology Mapping: The State of the Art

Authors Yannis Kalfoglou, Marco Schorlemmer

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Yannis Kalfoglou
Marco Schorlemmer

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Yannis Kalfoglou and Marco Schorlemmer. Ontology Mapping: The State of the Art. In Semantic Interoperability and Integration. Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, Volume 4391, pp. 1-43, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2005)


Ontology mapping is seen as a solution provider in today's landscape of ontology research. As the number of ontologies that are made publicly available and accessible on the Web increases steadily, so does the need for applications to use them. A single ontology is no longer enough to support the tasks envisaged by a distributed environment like the Semantic Web. Multiple ontologies need to be accessed from several applications. Mapping could provide a common layer from which several ontologies could be accessed and hence could exchange information in semantically sound manners. Developing such mapping has beeb the focus of a variety of works originating from diverse communities over a number of years. In this article we comprehensively review and present these works. We also provide insights on the pragmatics of ontology mapping and elaborate on a theoretical approach for defining ontology mapping.
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